Suffragist, pamphleteer, philanthropist, and world traveler from Toledo, Ohio (1873-1972)
The bulk of the collection consists of postcards and scrapbooks. Colton traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and the world. There is also considerable information on her activities as a woman suffragist. Colton was a founder of Toledo's League of Women Voters in 1921, a member of the National Woman's Party in the 1930s, and served as a delegate to Carrie Chapman Catt's Woman's Centennial Congress in 1940. Materials in the collection include pamphlets, correspondence (1909 -1961), clippings, and autographs. MSS-008, 4 linear feet.


Browse the MSS-008: Olive A. Colton Papers, 1867-1961 Collections:

Olive A. Colton Papers, Document Archive

Olive A. Colton Papers, Image Gallery